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- Beaufort, North Carolina
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Adventure Tow Pilot job at Kitty Hawk Kites in Beaufort NC
Description, duties, responsibilities
Kitty Hawk Kiteshas been teaching the world to fly since 1974. We strive to be the leading company in adventure recreation and retailing by building a reputation for fun and excellence through dedication to customer service quality safety and value
We are searching for an Adventure Tow Pilot to join our team!This is a unique position in the exciting Hang Gliding and Paragliding industry and will help us to maintain LSA tow aircraft as well as pilot LSA tow planes.
This position will provide safe instructional towed hang gliding flights by piloting either an ultralight or Light Sport aircraft and facilitate in the other working of the flight park (i.e. - selling and repairing equipment bookings marketing other recreations etc.).
Essential Duties andResponsibilities
- Provide safe quality flights and instruction
- Perform routine preventative maintenance
- Protect safety of students
- Abide by all rules of the FAA USHPA and airport
- Stay current on all aspects of towing in hang gliding
- Schedule flexibility
- Improve flying skills as well as teaching skills
- Facilitate sales of lessons and equipment
- Prepare and repair all equipment on a daily basis
- Exhibit good judgment and maturity
- Maintain currency with all licenses and appointments
- Daily preflight of aircraft
- Document and log all flights and maintenance
Education and/or Experience
- Two to four years related experience and/or training
- Equivalent combination of education and experience
- FAA Pilots license
- Tow endorsement
- USHPA Aerotow Pilot Appointment (TAP)
COMPUTER SKILLSMust be comfortable with computer programs and be able to use Excel OneNote and other Office365 programs. Experience with inventory management systems such as Counter Point or Retail Clarity a plus but not required.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts interest commissions proportions percentages area circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
REASONING ABILITYAbility to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written oral diagram or schedule form.
LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read analyze and interpret general business periodicals professional journals technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers clients customers and the public. Good communication skills both verbal and written.
The work environment for this position is generally outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Mostly sunny and hot conditions. Will spend much of the time in on or around the water. May be requested to work overtime and weekends during the companys in-season time period.May be requested to drive company vehicle to other locations and tow watercraft.
About 1/2 of ones time will be spent climbing balancing stooping kneeling crouching or crawling. Two-thirds of ones time will be spent standing walking sitting and reaching. About 2/3 of ones time will be spent using ones hands to finger handle or feel as well as talking or hearing. Expect to lift up to 50 lbs on a regular basis. Vision required: close color peripheral depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Some other physical demands come from working outdoors on and around the water.Kitty Hawk Kites Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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